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Beauty and Personal Care

Pigment spots are a common skin condition

Pigment spots, also known as age spots or sun spots, are a common skin condition that many people suffer from as they age. These dark skin spots can appear on any part of the body exposed to the sun and are caused by a buildup of melanin, the pigment that gives our skin color. Although they are generally harmless, pigmentation spots can be a cosmetic problem for many people, leading them to seek treatment. A popular method of treating pigment spots is with IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) laser treatment.

IPL laser treatment works by delivering high-intensity pulses of light to the skin, which are absorbed by the pigmented cells. The light energy is then converted to heat, which causes the pigmented cells to break down and be absorbed by the body. The skin then begins to heal, resulting in a more even skin tone. IPL laser treatment is a non-invasive and relatively quick procedure, with results usually seen after just one to three sessions.

The treatment is safe and effective for most people, but it is important to find a reputable and experienced practitioner for the best results. The practitioner will assess the skin and determine if IPL laser treatment is appropriate, and may recommend another treatment if necessary.

An excellent cosmetic clinic that we can absolutely recommend is Van Lennep Kliniek. This clinic has a branch in Oegstgeest and two branches in The Hague. During the free intake we look at which treatment suits your skin type, your complaints and your wishes. 

Filler treatments

Another popular treatment is the filler treatment, which fill and smooth the skin. These treatments are also performed at Van Lennep Kliniek. Fillers are injected into the skin to add volume, fullness and hydration to areas that have lost volume due to aging, sun damage or other factors.

Fillers are made from a variety of materials, including hyaluronic acid. This is a body’s own product making it completely safe to use. Hyaluronic acid is broken down by the body over time. Which type of treatment is performed depends on the patient’s skin problems and the area to be treated. Fillers can be used for a wide range of skin problems, including fine lines, wrinkles and tear duct filling.